2016/17 Artistic Year Announced

1/11/2016

The 2016/17 Artistic Year features seven plays by William Shakespeare:

Twelfth Night
King Lear
The Rise of Queen Margaret (Henry VI, Part 2)
The Merchant of Venice
Coriolanus
Romeo and Juliet
The Two Gentlemen of Verona


The ASC will stage six Blackfriars Premiere shows:

Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson: music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, book by Alex Timbers, a colorful, multi-prize-winning, tongue-in-cheek and smart-ass rock musical; (Blackfriars Premiere)

The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, a searing comedy of manners; (Blackfriars Premiere)

The Fair Maid of Exchange by Thomas Heywood, a rarely seen comedy of Shakespeare’s time; (Blackfriars Premiere)

Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a moving look at the social intricacies of small town life; (Blackfriars Premiere)

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet by Ann-Marie MacDonald, which asks "What if you could give Shakespeare's tragic couples a 'happily ever after'?" (Blackfriars Premiere)

Additionally, ASC will offer the worldwide debut of a new play written for the Blackfrairs stage.

Three holiday favorites return to the Blackfriars Playhouse in December: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Santaland Diaries by NPR's David Sedaris, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas by former ASC actor Ginna Hoben. 2016 will include the last performances (for a while) of both Santaland and Twelve Dates.

American Shakespeare Center 2016/17 Artistic Year

2016 SUMMER/FALL SEASON
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (PG-13)
Twelfth Night
King Lear
The Rise of Queen Margaret (Henry VI, Part 2)


2016 HOLIDAY SEASON
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Jim Warren
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben

2017 ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON
The Merchant of Venice
Coriolanus
The School for Scandal
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
New Play, to be announced, written for the Blackfriars Playhouse
The Fair Maid of Exchange by Thomas Heywood

2017 SPRING SEASON (2016/17 HUNGRY HEARTS TOUR)
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Romeo and Juliet
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet
by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Spring Season Only)

NEWS FEED

2017 SUMMER/FALL SEASON
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING [ more ]